Seat: a new model in the Altea range

With the arrival of the Seat Altea two years ago, the Spanish brand introduced a new generation of products, joined later by the Toledo and the León. Now, a new member has arrived to supplement the new Seat range: the Altea XL. A model which shares its siblings'' innovative and evocative design, combined with the character and sporty design inherent in any Seat car. In addition, it boasts enhanced interior functionality thanks to its generous dimensions.

After all, the XL, as its name suggests, is an Altea aimed at those customers who need more space than that offered by the current Altea dimensions. Anyone who was attracted by the Altea''s lines and sporty design, but who found it did not meet their needs, now has no excuse.

The new Altea XL is 18.7 centimetres longer than the Altea. The logical result of this is
significantly increased interior space, flexibility and load capacity. In the new model, load capacity has increased to 532 litres compared with 409 in the Altea. However, if the seats are moved forward 14 centimetres, the boot size increases to 635 litres: the largest in its class.

Aesthetically, the rear section of the Altea XL is what really sets it apart. A particularly striking feature are the generously sized rear lights which extend along the tailgate, giving it the robust appearance of an upmarket car. Also, elements such as the roof rails stand out, adding the feel of a family car to their unquestionable practicality.

As is only to be expected, the Seat Altea XL offers a high degree of safety, both active and passive. Active safety is assured by the ABS, TCS and ESP systems with emergency brake assistance. In addition to this, the previously mentioned Agile Chassis offers outstanding stability and performance for this type of vehicle.

When it comes to passive safety, the Altea XL boasts up to eight airbags: six as standard with rear side airbags as an option. In addition to the airbags, the Altea XL has other safety features such as three-point Seat belts or Isofix mountings for a child seat. As a member of the Altea family, the Altea XL has the maximum EuroNCAP passenger safety rating - 5 stars.

There is a choice of three equipment levels: Reference, Stylance and Sport-up.

All offer standard features such as air conditioning, MP3 radio with Aux-in and six speakers, tyre pressure monitoring, 16" steel wheels, black roof rails, cruise control and trip computer, electric windows front and rear, electric door mirrors with parking position, flexible luggage cover and height-adjustable driver''s seat, amongst others. In terms of safety, six airbags are offered as standard together with ABS and TCS from the Reference equipment level upwards

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